Just when Spiderman had been accepted into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as one of the Avenger’s and Ironman had warmed up to him in the previous release of Avengers Endgame, Thanos decides to snap his finger.
One of the most loved and adored movies Spiderman could split from the Marvel Cinematic Universe after it is believed that Sony and MCU didn’t agree on some terms.
Deadline reported that a high-level dispute between the two companies means Marvel Studios President Feige won’t produce any more Spider-Man films and that Marvel will no longer be involved in the Spidey movie universe.
A Sony representative suggested the issue was over production credits. Sources say negotiations are ongoing. Sony representative confirmed Disney’s reluctance to have Feige serve as a producer on Sony-led Spider-Man movies was a major part of the issue.
“Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise,” the spokesperson said. “We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live-action Spider-Man film.”
Feige is the producer often thought to be the mastermind behind the massive success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Sony’s representative echoed that, saying Sony was “grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.”
The Sony rep also stated they hoped things might “change in the future.”
There are still two planned movies starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man yet to come. It’s possible that your average fan may not notice a difference between those two movies andand Spider-Man: Homecoming, both of which were made under the Sony-Marvel agreement.
Spiderman was a huge moneymaker over the past two years, with 2 movies grossing nearly $2B. The hope is that both parties can come together and agree on new terms to keep the friendly neighbourhood hero.
As it stands right now, the prayer is that Ironman will rise up from his ashes and snap Sony and Marvel back into a beautiful relationship so that fans can enjoy the new arcs for the friendly neighbourhood Spiderman.
Author: Moses Echodu
Moses is a freelance writer for Newslibre and Programs Manager at the Craft Silicon Foundation. He loves writing about sports, politics and news around the globe and Inspiring new young people!!